20th October 1979

Thompson B1 Locomotive Society
GN & GC Railcruise

Locos Used 31304, 40067, 76008, 76023, 76027 & 76029

Route : 1Z95 throughout

Loco(s) Route
40067 London Kings Cross (via ECML) Peterborough - Newark Northgate Lincoln Saint Marks - Pelham Street Crossing - Market Raisen Barnetby Ulceby Humber Road Jn Immingham East Jn Marsh North Jn - Marsh East Jn  - Grimsby Town - Cleethorpes
40067 Cleethorpes Grimsby Town Great Coates Barnetby Scunthorpe -  Doncaster - Mexborough Kilnhurst GC Aldwarke Jn Rotherham Central  - Tinsley Station Jn Shepcote Lane East Jn Tinsley Yard
76008 + 76029 Tinsley Yard Shepcote Lane East Jn Broughton Lane Jn Woodburn Jn Sheffield Victoria - Penistone Woodhead Hadfield Dinting Guide Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly
76023 + 76027 Manchester Piccadilly Guide Bridge Dinting Hadfield Woodhead -  Penistone Sheffield Victoria Woodburn Jn -  Rotherwood
31304 Rotherwood Worksop - Retford Low Level Trent Jn- Gainsborough Lea Road Lincoln Central Pelham Street Crossing - Sleaford
31304 Sleaford Barkston East Jn - Barkston South Jn - Grantham - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Originally listed as named 'G.N. & G.C. Land Cruise'. The six page itinerary (price 25p), however, described the train as 'GN & GC Railcruise'.


Posing with 40067 at Cleethorpes (photo: Dave 'New Hucknall Freight')

Sources : Ray Humphries, Andy Pullar & Paul Green

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